Agni (Agne Skjalfarbonde) Swedish Monarch. A member of the Yngling Dynasty, he ruled Swealand, or the central Swea Region part of Sweden which subsequently developed into that country by about 980 A. D. Living approximately 355 to 400 A.D., he was the first of a succession of king of whom expertise has had the opinion that he did exist outside of the legends. He was assassinated by being hanged by Queen Skjalv, probably his consort, at an area called Agnefit, possibly located on the south shore of the current Old Town (...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Lill-Hersby, Sollentuna, Sollentuna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kung Agnes hög (Tumulus of King Agni)
Ahrle, Elof b. January 21, 1900 d. June 3, 1965 Actor, Motion Picture Director. Educated at missionary Elin Svensson´s Teaterskola (Theatre School) in Nyköping, Sweden, he appeared in 77 motion pictures during his career, and directed several films as well. He is especially will be remembered for his roles in "Krigsmans erinran" (1947), "Jazzgossen" (1958) and "Mälarpirater" (1959). He also acted on stage in comedies as well as in dramatic theatre. He created the popular figure "Loffe", characterized by a very typical and traditional...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: 19B/205.
Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gosta b. May 30, 1908 d. April 2, 1995 Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner. He is remembered for his many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the behavior of aurorae, the Van Allen radiation belts, the effect of magnetic storms on the Earth's magnetic field, the terrestrial magnetosphere, and the dynamics of plasmas in the Milky Way galaxy. He was born in Norrkoping, Sweden and received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Uppsala in 1934. The same year, he began teaching physics at both the University of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Djursholms begravningsplats, Danderyd, Danderyds kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Anderson, Stikkan 'Stig' b. 1931 d. 1997 Musicial Producer, Businessman. Born in Hova, Sweden, a small town 200 miles south-west of Stockholm. After leaving school at 13, he went to night classes and became a primary school teacher. Of the 2,000 songs he claims to have penned, the most memorable are the hilarious "The Girls Who Know Are Found In The Country and Rockin' Billy", a 1960 hit for Lill-Babs in Scandinavia and Holland. He used his royalties wisely to finish his schooling and graduated from the National Training College of...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Galärvarvskyrkogården, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Andrée, Salomon August b. October 18, 1854 d. October, 1897 Polar explorer. In July, 1897 he made an attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. The attempt failed, and he and his fellow expeditionaries Nils Strindberg (born 4th of September, 1872) and Knut Frænkel (born 14th of February, 1870) died at White Island in their attempt to return back. Their bodies were not recovered until 1930. The grave contains the ashes of all three members of the expedition. (Bio by: Klas Grönqvist) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Arnoldson, Karl Pontus b. October 27, 1844 d. February 20, 1916 Nobel Prize Recipient. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, he was a journalist, pacifist and proponent of Scandinavian unity. He was a liberal in theology, familiar with the humanistic tenets of religious movements originating in the 19th Century in Great Britain and the United States. With his liberal political philosophy, principle of democracy and individualism, he was elected a member of the Swedish Parliament, serving (1882-87). He also was the founder and first president of the Swedish Peace...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Section Kv 21C, grave 1054 -10614
Asplund, Gunnar b. September 22, 1885 d. October 20, 1940 Noted Architect. He was a leader of modern design, whom the magazine "Architectural Review" called "high priest of functionalism in Sweden." Born in Stockholm he studied there at the Technical High School and the Academy of Art, graduating in 1909. In the same year he entered an architectural competition for the Swedish Church in Paris. In 1913 he won the competition for an extension to the Town Hall in Göteborg. After visiting Italy and Greece he won, with Sigurd Lewerentz, a competition for...[Read More] (Bio by: Lennart Haglund) Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kvarter 38, Grav 1B.
Bauman, Schamyl b. December 4, 1893 d. February 28, 1966 Director, Producer. Swedish director of light comedies. He started his career translating silent movie scripts in 1917. In 1929 he was the co-founder of Europafilm, which also gave him a platform for his own productions. Ten years later he co-founded his second film company, the Sandrew-Bauman. He was directing and producing several of the most popular Swedish comedies from the 1930s to the 1950s, working with such actors like Edvard Persson, Fridolf Rhudin and Sickan Carlsson. He also was...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kvarter 13, grav 1223
Beatrice (Beatrix of Bavaria) b. 1344 d. December 25, 1359 Queen of Sweden. She was originally Princess of Bavaria and a daughter of the Roman-German Emperor Lewis IV, belonging to the powerful Wittelsbach Dynasty. Her mother was a Princess of Holland, and one of her brothers married a sister of King Waldemar IV Otherday of Denmark. At the age of twelve she became the consort of Crown Prince Eric (XII), the elder son of King Magnus and Queen Blanche of Norway and Sweden. In 1357 her husband revolted fully against his father's rule, having begun to do...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Svartbrödraklostret (Abbey of Black Friars), Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Unknown (abbey long defunct)
Bedrup, Bengt b. June 10, 1928 d. March 27, 2005 Sports Reporter. He was the first sports reporter for Swedish television, and became a "living legend" for more than 30 years. He commenced his career writing sporting news for local newspapers, and subsequently for Expressen, one of Sweden´s leading tabloids. He also made success with tv-specials like "Träna med TV" (work-out for common people) and "Torra fakta" ("Dry facts") about alcoholism, among others. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Cause of death: Parkinson´s desease Bromma kyrkogård, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kvarter DG 13
Bellman, Carl Michael b. February 4, 1740 d. February 11, 1795 Poet. Lived a poor and hard life in Stockholm, which is reflected in his ballads. This poor life meant coming i debt, and he struggled to get his music published. But his luck changed, and he was to get the Swedish king Gustav III to become his benifactor. Many came to see and hear Bellman perform, and his reputation as an entertainer and poet spread. In 1790 his work ”Fredmans Epistlar” (Fredman´s Epistles”) was published, and the year after, ”Fredmans sånger”. The content of these epistles...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Klara Kyrkogård, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Beorn I (Björn) Swedish king. He was of a family of no certain name, though probably a branch of the Yngling Dynasty, and at least ruled Swealand, that is to say the central Swea Region that subsequently developed into modern Sweden by about 980. He lived approximately 760 to 805 and as king had at least two successor namesakes, though none of them used a numeral. An epithet of Ironside (Järnsida) was fabricated centuries later when he was assumed to have been one of the many sons of a legendary Viking...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Husby Munsö, Ekerö, Ekerö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Björn järnsidas hög (Tumulus of Beorn Ironside)
Beorn II (Björn) Swedish king. He was probably of a branch of the ancient Yngling Dynasty, a grandson of Beorn I, and at least ruled Swealand, that is to say the central Swea Region that subsequently developed into modern Sweden by about 980. He lived approximately 800 to 850 and had at least one successor namesake as king, though no Beorn actually used a numeral. This one was King by 828 when the Roman Emperor, Lewis the Pious, received emissaries from the far north who requested, on behalf of the Swea king...[Read More] (Bio by: J T Demitz) Hovgårdens kungshögar Adelsö (Court Estate Tumuli), Ekerö, Ekerö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Mellanhögen (Middle Tumulus)
Bergendorff, Stig b. August 21, 1913 d. July 11, 1995 Actor, Scriptwriter, Director, Composer. A legendary figure of Swedish revue- and theatre history. In 1933 he teamed with actor/writer Gösta Bernhard, introducing the renowned "Crazy-revues" at the Casino Theatre in Stockholm. The two also founded the ABC-Theatre in Stockholm in the 1960s. He wrote numerous of songs and acts for revues, vaudevilles and films during his career, and acted in several films as well. In Sweden he is concidered one of the most distinguished producers in the business...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: 11B/110
Bergenstråhle, Johan b. July 15, 1935 d. August 23, 1995 Director, Script Writer. A renowned Swedish theatre and film director. He made his name at Sweden´s most leading theatres, and was directing several noted films as well; among them "Made in Sweden" (1969), "Baltutlämningen" (1970), "Hallo Baby" (1976), "Ett drömspel" (1980), "August Strindberg. Ett liv" (1985) and "Bryllupsfotografen" (1994). In 1973 he received the foremost Swedish film award, "Guldbaggen" (Best Director) for "Jag heter Stelios". He also became noted for his interpretations of...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Katarina kyrkogård, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Bergman, Bo b. October 6, 1869 d. November 17, 1967 Acclaimed Poet, Lyricist and Author. Concidered one of Sweden´s leading poets. He has been referred to as ”the critical observer of life”, and this epithet coloured much of his writing. He made his debut 1903 with the collection of poems ”Marionetterna” (The Marionets). His last collection, ”Äventyret” (The Adventure), was released posthumously in 1969. He also wrote prose and lyrics. 1925 he was invited to join the Swedish Academy for Literature. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Northern Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden